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Fabulous Fettuccine

 Fabulous Fettuccine
My mother-in-law is from Italy, so my husband, Bob, grew up eating pasta dishes. I've been preparing this fresh-tasting version for about 8 years. Bob requests it often, and even his mom thinks it's very good. -Mary Kay Morris, Cokato, Minnesota
4-6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 3 pounds fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped or 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh tarragon or 2 teaspoons dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch to 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 package (16 ounces) fettuccine
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels. Drain,
  • reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Add oil and onions to drippings;
  • saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and garlic;
  • simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in tarragon, salt, pepper and
  • cayenne; cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, cook fettuccine according to package directions. Add
  • parsley to the tomato mixture; simmer 5 minutes longer. Stir in
  • bacon. Drain fettuccine; top with tomato mixture. Sprinkle with
  • Parmesan cheese. Yield: 4-6 servings.

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Fabulous Fettuccine (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 463 calories, 16 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 444 mg sodium, 68 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 17 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.